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Fernando Alonso to help design new McLaren F1 car in 2019
07 January 2019 @ 14:12

Retired Formula 1 ace Fernando Alonso will continue to work with his old team, McLaren, in 2019, according to his compatriot and successor Carlos Sainz Junior.

The outgoing twice-world champion, who is now focusing on the World Endurance Championships (WEC) and on becoming only the second driver in history – after the UK's Graham Hill – to net the motorsport 'triple crown', will continue working on developing McLaren's new F1 racing cars for the forthcoming season.

Sainz, whose dad – also called Carlos Sainz – raced in F1, along with Lando Norris, will be driving for McLaren this year.

Carlos spoke to German sports magazine SpeedWeek, which reports: “Carlos Sainz has revealed how his compatriot Fernando Alonso is working behind the scenes helping McLaren become a competitive team once again.”

And, according to Carlos himself in the interview: “We have exchanged a series of voice messages to enable us to analyse the car's balance. We want to register what we like about the way the car behaves when it is driven, and what we should improve. I'll be meeting Fernando in Spain in a couple of weeks to discuss details.”

The meeting was due to take place before Christmas.



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